Thursday, 22 December 2011
The 3D printer as teleporter
If you only read one article on 3D printing this year, it should be Anil Dash's fascinating analysis of this important emerging technology. Set out as a set of observations and pearls of wisdom aimed at people experimenting with the technology, the article acts as a sort of wishlist for where Dash hopes the 3D fabrication and printing world is headed. Contained within the list is this nugget:
"These devices are not '3D fax machines'. What you've actually made, when you have an internet-connected device that can both send and receive 3D-printed objects, is a teleporter."
Provocative and exciting stuff. Read the article now.